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Christchurch Gondola

Address: 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #14 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central...
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Trams, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe.
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

After a bit of a problem finding the place, it was all good. The trip up to the top was brilliant and when we got there the views were amazing. We also went on the Time Tunnel ride which was really well presented and very informative, we learnt so much information that we had no idea about. This is a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view from the top of the Gondola. We hired bikes and pedalled from the city centre to the Gondola. It took about 1.5hrs (mainly due to a few wrong turns) to get there. Probably best value to go on a clear day for a great view.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The ride on the Gondola is a great experience although it initially takes your breath away, very safe. Once you get to the top the views are extraordinary. There are walking tracks close by and the meals served there are very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We can't see anything. In our country, when there's such weather, restaurants at the top usually offer at least a slice chocolate cake. Well, Christchurch doesn't care about tourists. This company wants just their money!

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auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This attraction was advertised on Groupon and had the dates available. When I went to book it these dates were not available at the advertised promotion price. It was false advertising and disappointing. I tried to phone half a dozen times ( on a Saturday) and no one answered. So I left Christchurch without seeing this attraction. I feel it... More 

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Arnold, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous view, the time tunnel was excellent very informative, everyone could enjoy that. Cafe up there was tasty and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Unless you want to go up and walk through the hills, it is a very short visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took our Grandchildren up the Gondola and we had coffees and icecreams at the top. We went for a short walk on one of the trails but were not equipped to go further. The kids loved playing in the tussock grass outside the Gondola building. The view is stunning but would not be great if it was cloudy.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We bought the Christchurch four ticket, and this was included , a great half day out, fantastic views from the top, great cafe with the best views, and the very small but good time tunnel ride.turn left on the way out and go through the tunnel, over to governors bay

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Warwick, UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited the Gondola on 8th December and although it was an enjoyable experience, it was shame that we could not see very far, due to the low cloud. I imagine the views are spectacular on a clear day.

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Huntington Beach, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is definitely one of the more uplifting experiences in Christchurch. The gondola ride is about 10 minutes each way, and the view from the top is great. The cafe and store at the top are pretty good, and we ended up buying a bunch of souvenirs from the store there. There is a shuttle from the Canterbury Museum to... More 

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